Top 2 FREE WordPress Social Media And SEO Plugins

Opa, Guerilleros!

On my last post I talked about how to extend the life of your social media links with SEO, and one of the tips I shared was to have an attractive and easy-to-use Social Sharing plugin. Today, we’ll go over my two favorite social sharing plugins for WordPress. As you know, we’re huge fans of WordPress for SEO because of the extensive plugin availability and its flexibility.

1. AddThis

AddThis is available free, for any website, not just WordPress. Their API allows social media integration with pretty much any community, and they have a list of 338 services (and growing).  If you’re a developer, it’s a paradise. For us WordPress users, they have their own WP plugin. You need to have an account with them to enable the full set of features for the plugin, but it’s super easy to customize the look and feel of the buttons, it’s placement on the page (above, below, or both), and which services you want to show your users.

Their coolest feature, however, is the free analytics dashboard they provide. It tracks every time somebody uses the plugin, in the form of “shares”, and then it tracks how many clicks that shared link received, so you know what was your site’s ‘VIRAL LIFT’.

To give you a better example, let’s say a user clicks the “tweet” button and another clicks the “like” button – you now have 2 shares. Once the link goes to Twitter, it receives 3 clicks. The Facebook link receives 5. You now have 8 clicks out of those 2 share actions. Finally, AddThis calculates your Viral Lift, giving you a percentage increase in traffic due to shares and clicks.


Reasons why we like it:

  • Very helpful Analytics
  • Weekly email reports!
  • Extensive list of services
  • Easy to use

Reasons why we dont use it all of the time:

  • It conflicts with a few other plugins in WordPress – not every wordpress plugin is tightly-coded, and sometimes we see errors. Always check your site after implementing a new plugin.

So, AddThis is awesome. It’s my favorite Social Media plugin thus far. I recommend it to anybody, specially if you have a bit more experience with code.

2. Tweet, Like, Share and Plus One

Another plugin I’m proud to recommend is the Tweet, Like, Share, and Plus One.  Despite its name, they offer 5 main buttons -Twitter, FB Like, Google +1, Linkedin and FB Share. On their homepage, they state, rightfully so, that 99% of social sharing is done with these services, so why bother with the other 1%?

TLSP1 also has a great support page and a few other neat plugins – I’ve used the scrolling version of their plugin in one of our sites, and it works very well.

Reasons why we like TLSP1

  • It does its job extremely well
  • It allows great developmental flexibility
  • It’s super fast to load
  • Rarely there’s any conflict

Why dont we use it all of the time?

  • It doesnt offer analytics

WordPress Social Media Plugins Roundup

Between AddThis and TLSP1, you have everything you could possibly want from a social sharing plugin. Give them both a try, and let us know how they fare in your Guerilla. Leave a comment here with your findings. And if you have a favorite plugin, we want to know about it. Is it better? Why?

How To Import Your Blogspot Blogger Into A WordPress Blog

Guerilleros, you’re looking at a WordPress blog. A darn good one on my opinion.

But there are some guerilleros that still use blogspot Blogger blogs to carry their battles.

I honestly recommend anybody that is serious about their guerilla to switch to WordPress – it’s just the most intelligent weapon on your online arsenal.

So today I’m going to show you how to import your Blogger posts and pages into a new wordpress blog.

1. Log in to your WP Dashboard

Like this – yourblogname.com/wp-admin

Under Tools, click on Import

Under Tools, click on Import

2. Under Import, click on Blogger

Import Blogger content to WordPress

Import Blogger content to WordPress

3. Authorize WordPress to pull your info from Blogger

Authorize wordpress to access your blogger content

Authorize wordpress to access your blogger content

4. Grant access to your Google Account

Click on Grant Access to let WordPress pull your blogspot info

Click on Grant Access to let WordPress pull your blogspot info

5. Click on IMPORT

Final stage: click on import

Final stage: click on import

And that’s it!

WordPress, the awesome tool, converts your entire Blogger content into posts on their platform. So your brand new domain is not so brand new anymore – you’ve got everything back.

Now, if all you want is to have your blogger hosted on your own domain , read this other quick tutorial.

And, if you need a cheap and reliable wordpress hosting, check this out. I’ve got a special PENNY coupon for you.

How To Insert Images & Embed Videos In WordPress (VIDEO)

This tutorial will cover really basic aspects of writing a wordpress blog post.

It shows you how to log in, add text, images, and embed a video from youtube within the body of your post.

It also explains a little about the photo gallery feature and how to manage pictures once they’re loaded into the WP interface.

Hope this helps your guerilla a bit 😉

See you soon!

Jeff Johnson’s Cool (and free) Traffic-Getting SEO Plugin For WordPress

Jeff Johnson's Traffic-Getting SEO Plugin

Jeff Johnson's Traffic-Getting SEO Plugin

It’s pretty hard to talk about any kind of social media marketing without going through a good list of WordPress plugins. Every blogger has their preferred set, but nobody really talks about them.

Advanced users may even step into the programming side and make their own tweaks to plugins such as TweetMeMe or the XML-sitemap generator. But it takes time – too much precious time!

But what if you could install ONE single plugin that would install all of the others by itself? And configure them to bring the most traffic?

Jeff Johnson decided to take up on the idea and turned his list of SEO plugins into a fully automated traffic-getting collection. And he’s giving it away for free!

Jeff’s FREE plugin performs 36 core optimizations (like using a better permalink structure) within your wordpress interface to increase on-page and off-page SEO. And it comes with a list of the 6 MUST-HAVE plugins ready to install at the click of a button.

The list includes classics such as the ALL-IN-ONE SEO and the Sociable Plugin, but also includes sneaky ones like the PING OPTIMIZER.

Overall, it’s a basic list – but one that every blog must have.

I use it on niche blogs that I really dont want to spend too much time on – just set it and forget it. The thing works wonders!

Of course, I’m going to give you my affiliate link so you can go and get your free seo plugin. But the whole thing is REALLY free – there’s no catch. And it works, so I feel comfortable recommending it. Go and get it!

here’s the link to the plugin

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